Senegal Index 2006
Senegal Main Index
Senegal Introduction - 2006
SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Independent from France in 1960, Senegal was ruled by the Socialist Party for forty years until current President Abdoulaye WADE was elected in 2000. Senegal joined with The Gambia to form the nominal confederation of Senegambia in 1982, but the envisaged integration of the two countries was never carried out, and the union was dissolved in 1989. A southern separatist group sporadically has clashed with government forces since 1982, but Senegal remains one of the most stable democracies in Africa. Senegal has a long history of participating in international peacekeeping.
NOTE: The information regarding Senegal on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Senegal Introduction 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Senegal Introduction 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.